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In the last five days, it's rained 25 inches. It's amazing. So I dragged the 5x7 out and have been bagging photos all day long. However, under my darkcloth, which is more like a cloth tube so I can still focus a superwide in dark quarter, my respiration condenses on the ground glass and my glasses. I can live with it okay, but was wondering if others might have a cure. Ever tried that stuff that skiers use on their glasses?

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Sounds like you might need some waders to boot :D

How about a product called Fog-X I think, the same folks that make Rain-X?
 

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Loose Gravel said:
In the last five days, it's rained 25 inches. It's amazing. So I dragged the 5x7 out and have been bagging photos all day long. However, under my darkcloth, which is more like a cloth tube so I can still focus a superwide in dark quarter, my respiration condenses on the ground glass and my glasses. I can live with it okay, but was wondering if others might have a cure. Ever tried that stuff that skiers use on their glasses?

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Snorkel?

Seriously, a tube taking your breath outside the darkcloth will do it. Never had occasion to try it, but others have mentioned it. You might look a bit silly though...


Bob.
 

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Loose Gravel said:
The snorkel would go with my fins.
'57 was a great year for fins on cars, so they should look OK on a 5x7, too. :wink:

I've never tried the anti-fog spray under a darkcloth, but it may not be strong enough to handle the condensation in such a small space. Other than adapting some sort of face plate like those used on bino-viewers, I haven't seen a good solution for the problem. You could, of course, just turn the snorkel upside down, and cut a hole for it in the bottom of your dark tube. That way, no one on the outside would see it. :wink:
 

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Just hope some little kid doesn't run up and stick his drink under it, to see what that big straw does. tim
 

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Loose Gravel said:
In the last five days, it's rained 25 inches. It's amazing. So I dragged the 5x7 out and have been bagging photos all day long. However, under my darkcloth, which is more like a cloth tube so I can still focus a superwide in dark quarter, my respiration condenses on the ground glass and my glasses. I can live with it okay, but was wondering if others might have a cure. Ever tried that stuff that skiers use on their glasses?

Thanks

I have the same problem. I'm sorry I don't have a solution for 5X7, but for 4X5, I bought a Toyo magnified monocular hood - works like a charm and NO cloth in the wind.
 
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